Google is continuing its push to offer free Wi-Fi access at railway stations across India. Today, the search giant in collaboration with RailWire has rolled out access in Ujjain, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati and Allahabad railway stations. Free Wi-Fi is now live in 15 stations, with over 2.5 lakh users connecting to the service every week. The goal is to connect 100 stations by the end of the year, eventually covering 400 stations in the country.
From Google India's Head of Access Programs Gulzar Azad:
We're seeing incredible usage of the Wi-Fi service across the stations and over 2.5 lakhs users are using the service every week, demonstrating more than 2x growth in less than a month. Backed by this response, Railtel and the Ministry of Railways has decided to extend the project to cover key suburban stations in Mumbai as well.
The service is now live across 15 stations covering key corners of the country from Pune to Guwahati, and from Ernakulam to Jaipur. Our roll out schedule is on track and we are confident of providing the service across 100 stations in India by end of this year.
The stations where the service is currently live include Mumbai Central, Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Ranchi, Raipur, Vijayawada, Kacheguda, Ernakulum Junction, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati, Ujjain, and Allahabad. Here's how you can access the free Wi-Fi from the aforementioned stations: